A true lover will treasure every sign of attention, and every message that he receives from the beloved, no matter how close they already are. He will find pleasure in hearing their news and their messages time and time again.
Ustadh Muhammad Tahir Kharashi al-‘Adawi wrote a book on Shaykh Salih al-Ja’fari which he titled al-Haqq al-Jali. In it he recalled one of the first stories that he heard about Shaykh Salih and which planted in him a love for this Shaykh. He said,
Among those things that I heard about him, was when I was still a young man, and a student in the Azhar’s secondary school level, in 1954. I heard it from one of my teachers in class. He was speaking of the Hajj trip that he took that very year. He said:
‘When I visited the grave of the Messenger of Allah (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam), I leaned back against one of the pillars of the Noble Rawda and dosed off for a short instance. In this sleep I saw the honored Chosen One (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam), who said to me: “When you arrive back in Egypt” give my greetings to Shaykh Salih al-Ja’fari.”
I did not know Shaykh Salih at the time but when I arrived at the airport in Egypt I saw an awe-inspiring and majestic-looking Shaykh, upon whom I could see happiness, light, and righteousness. I was inspired that he was Shaykh Salih, so I went to him and asked him, “Are you Shaykh Salih al-Ja’fari?” He said, “Yes.” I said, “The Messenger of Allah (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam) gives you his greetings of peace,” and I told him the details of the vision. He kept crying and asking me to say it again, and he would say: “Repeat to me again the message of the Messenger of Allah (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam)!” The Shaykh kept asking me to say it again and again.’
– al-Haqq al-Jali fi Nasab wa Madrasat al-Shaykh Salih al-Ja’fari al-Azhari, p. 6.